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The Cricketers Inn, Westcliff on Sea - pub details

Cricketers Inn

Address: 228 London Rd, Westcliff On Sea, Essex, SS0 7JG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27782) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Westcliff (0.4 miles), Southend Victoria (0.6 miles), Southend Central (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 15 users)
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Visited this tiny Pub last Saturday evening. I had seen it many times in the day and its name combined with some unusual architecture made me want to visit.
It seems as if its a Pub that is not sure where it wants to be. It has a very nice oldy worldy feel to it yet it trys to emulate the latest flashin, singin creations that are found everywhere.
Anyhow I was at least expeting a decent pint and was very disappointed with the lack of real beer so much so that I settled for the gassed and chilled Stella which plesant enough is no comparison to a real ale Pub. The service was friendly enough yet I felt so out of place that I left after the 1 pint and decide that it probably makes for a better day time Pub than the evening one.

To be fair, although I'm not quite my century - yet! I think that it's appeal lies to the younger lager drinkin clientelle.
bertrand - 24 Jun 2015 22:04
Update...update...update...

Further changes at the Cricketers as of November 2013...the 'Thai restaurant' has disappeared, and the left side of the open-plan bar area is now a nice semi-secluded tables and chairs drinking place at night.
To general rejoicing, they have brought back the traditional meat-n-three-veg lunchtime menu for a very reasonable (these days) £5.75.
There is even a rumour that they will bring back the legendary chef's special 'Death By Yorkshire Pudding' favourite of yesteryear. Fingers crossed eh?
On a slight downside, although the jury is still out on this, there threatens to be a Karaoke night on Thursdays. This cannot bode well - see my comments below regarding the terrifying acoustics. Factor in some geezers belting out 'My Way' and 'Sweet Caroline' and a kind of sonic hell is in the offing.

Pale_but_not_Bitter - 14 Nov 2013 17:02
Dear me, that pub's photo is way out of date. The outside is now painted a hideous pea-green.
The interior has been split in two with a Thai restaurant taking up the left side of the bar. The pub ale bar itself has a good selection of top-quality conditioned real ales, and the Abbot in particular is as good as it gets. Correct temperature too - not lager-iced brr.
The interior refit has been total- with large wire cages of bottled beers and wines as the 'warehouse' style motif. There's plenty of large screen tvs which are usually showing random channels or mtv-type videos, thankfully with the sound turned off. Pleasant enough moving wallpaper. There is however a juke box which varies in volume depending on customer's demands or bar staff personal favoritism. I like loud recorded music normally, but not in this place, as the hard wooden floors and huge plate glass windows reinforce the treble (high frequency) content and make conversation impossible. Consequently, if the pub is full, everyone has to start shouting to be heard. The resulting racket has to be experienced to be believed. Bedlam, I think the word is. So 3 points deducted for unpleasant experience.
I have resisted the temptation to deduct any points for the disgraceful men's toilet, which has had no washbasin tap water since the refit. as this does not affect the beer and gives a novelty 'east-end-slum' flavour to offset the pretentious decor.
Pale_but_not_Bitter - 29 Oct 2013 20:47
Visted in Feb., had a few drinks and a couple of bottles of wine with a
very good Thai meal, excellent. Back again on my next vist.
lowtrees - 12 Mar 2013 20:33
Interesting comment from the last reviewer. I visited here on tuesday 24th July around 9.40 and had a pint that was sadly on the turn - just. The clip was turned round when I went back to try a half of Abbot which was superb. I hadn't been in for around 20 years having moved away so was a little disappointed. The pub interior is decidedly upmarket with large patio doors that opened out onto the street as it was a very warm evening.
However, this visit hasn't put me off as I know the pub has a good track record for real ales so will reserve my rating for the next visit.
ButchEgg - 26 Jul 2012 13:46

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